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The Denier's Progress

The IntersectionBy Chris MooneyFeb 21, 2011 3:36 PM

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My latest DeSmogBlog post is about the move we've seen from sowing doubt about climate science to not even thinking it's worth hearing any more--as epitomized by the recent IPCC defunding effort. It begins like this:

Over the weekend, the U.S. House of Representatives voted along partisan lines in favor of an amendment sponsored by Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer of Missouri (pictured at left) to cut funding for the Nobel Peace Prize winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). When I flagged this incredible news on my Discover blog, the clean energy activist Michael Noble tweeted back: “Gone, even that old refrain: 'needs more study.'" The more I think about it, the more profound that little remark becomes....

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